Ninepoint Partners LP grew its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 206.8% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 17,108 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,532 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific accounts for 1.0% of Ninepoint Partners LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 14th biggest position. Ninepoint Partners LP’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,093,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific by 1.8% during the third quarter. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC now owns 3,368 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $546,000 after buying an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. PFG Advisors boosted its position in Union Pacific by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. PFG Advisors now owns 11,892 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,141,000 after purchasing an additional 61 shares during the last quarter. Cresset Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Union Pacific by 0.5% during the second quarter. Cresset Asset Management LLC now owns 13,308 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $2,251,000 after purchasing an additional 63 shares during the last quarter. MONECO Advisors LLC boosted its position in Union Pacific by 2.0% during the third quarter. MONECO Advisors LLC now owns 3,247 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $526,000 after purchasing an additional 63 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Union Pacific by 1.2% during the third quarter. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC now owns 5,378 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $871,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 77.91% of the company’s stock.

In other Union Pacific news, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 5,342 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $171.62, for a total transaction of $916,794.04. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 63,021 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,815,664.02. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Jennifer L. Hamann sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $183.00, for a total value of $183,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 62,331 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,406,573. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 9.96% of the company’s stock.

Shares of UNP traded down $1.54 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $185.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 250,629 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,427,993. The stock has a market cap of $125.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.87, a PEG ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.08. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $179.26 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $171.19. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. Union Pacific Co. has a 1-year low of $149.09 and a 1-year high of $187.68.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 23rd. The railroad operator reported $2.02 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.03 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $5.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.24 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 32.65% and a net margin of 27.28%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.12 earnings per share. Research analysts anticipate that Union Pacific Co. will post 8.46 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 30th. Investors of record on Friday, November 29th were issued a dividend of $0.97 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 27th. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.09%. Union Pacific’s payout ratio is currently 49.05%.

Several research analysts recently commented on UNP shares. TD Securities increased their price target on Union Pacific from $185.00 to $190.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Union Pacific from $136.00 to $139.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, January 6th. Raymond James increased their price target on Union Pacific from $205.00 to $212.00 and gave the company a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on Union Pacific from $215.00 to $216.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $192.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, December 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Union Pacific currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $191.85.

Union Pacific Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, engages in the railroad business in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, fertilizers, and food and beverage products; coal and sand, as well as petroleum, liquid petroleum gases, and renewables; and construction products, industrial chemicals, plastics, forest products, specialized products, metals and ores, and soda ash, as well as intermodal and finished vehicles.

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